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About Us

For more than 75 years, Robert Allen has been serving the residential and hospitality design community by offering premium fabrics, luxurious furnishings and ground-breaking design services that are relevant and timeless.

Our story began in 1938, when Benjamin and Esther Weissman founded the company in Boston, later naming it for their two sons, Robert and Allen. Through the years we pioneered the broad distribution of fabric books and were the first to organize fabrics by color with our renowned Robert Allen Color Library.

In fact, our design philosophy centers on color, and we’ve circled the globe seeking inspiration and working with mills in far-flung places that align with our principles. Our tireless efforts have not only resulted in thousands of colors, but thousands of the right colors.

Our obsession with color can only be rivaled by our dedication to delivering quality fabrics with relevant yet timeless appeal. Our designs are influenced by the worlds of fashion, design, architecture and even pop culture. The breadth of our creativity is boundless in both pattern and innovative fabric construction.

Our well-merchandised collections are supported by a global network of showrooms, customer service specialists and a state-of-the-art distribution center. We are all unified with our shared vision of a more beautiful world, a world filled with color.